August 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India
LOANS DISTRIBUTED: Mr A. Gupta, Chief General Manager of the State Bank of Patiala, visited the Goniana branch of the bank on Thursday. Mr Gupta distributed loans to doctors, businessmen, industrialists and farmers of the region. This was stated in a press note issued here on Friday by Mr S.K. Bhandari, Branch Manager of the bank.
CONG MEETING: The local unit of the Congress held a meeting to mark the anniversary of Quit India Movement at the Congress bhavan on Thursday. This was stated in a press note issued here on Friday by Mr Yashpal Bansal, general secretary of the local party unit.
DHARAM YUDH MORCHAS: The district administration has recommended the names of 42 persons who had participated in various dharam yudh morchas and were imprisoned for three to six months for the grant of pension of Rs 300 a month. This was stated by Mr A. Venu Prasad, Deputy Commissioner, here on Thursday.
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Jasbir Singh and Kasimdim of Kahnuvan village for their alleged involvement in the murder of Karnail Singh of the same village on August 30. A case has been registered under Sections 302 and 34 , IPC, in this connection. Mr Sukhdev Singh, SSP, stated this here on Thursday.
3 KILLED, 1 HURT: Joginder Kaur of Hadian was killed when a bus of Pritam Transport, Jalandhar, overturned crushing her in front of the Mukerian bus terminus on Wednesday. Hardeep Singh of Khanpur succumbed to his injuries at the local Civil Hospital on Wednesday. He was injured when his motor cycle dashed into a bullock-cart near Bassi Daulat Khan on Wednesday.
BANK LOOT BID: Miscreants tried to break open the strong room of the Punjab National Bank branch of Khuda on Wednesday. On a complaint of Amarjit Singh, Manager of the branch, the Tanda police has registered a case in this connection.
TRAINING CAMP: A training camp was organised by the Fisheries Development Agency at Talwara on Thursday. Twentyfive unemployed youths of the area participated in the camp. The local Fishery Officer highlighted various schemes being run by the state government.
WELCOMED: The members of the New Millennium Club Urban Estate Dugri, have welcomed the appointment of Mr H.S. Sidhu as the new Senior Superintendent of Police. Mr Tarsem Singla, president of the club, hoped that the new SSP would improve the law and order situation in the city and that undesirable incidents, like robbery, kidnaping and murders, would be controlled.
CELEBRATED: The members of the Niharika Ladies Club celebrated Janmashtmi and organised a low-calorie cooking contest here on Friday. A raas-lila on various songs, like makhan chor nand kishor, yashomati maiya se bole nandlala, was performed by the club members. A low-calorie cooking competition was also organised on the occasion. The contest was divided into three rounds: Jhatpat vyanjan round, dessert round and Indian dishes round. Ms Rimmi Dang, Ms Roochika, Ms Mammeet Makkar, Ms Sushma Gupta were given the prizes for their dishes.
SAPLINGS PLANTED: Mr B.C.Rajput, District Sessions Judge, inaugurated a tree plantation project of the State Bank of Patiala and planted a sapling in the new district court complex here on Friday. The function was presided over by Mr Mahadev Malani, Deputy General Manager of the bank and more than 50 saplings were planted on the occasion.
MEETING: A meeting of the state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) was held here on Friday. Dr O.P.S. Kande and Dr R.C.Garg, president and secretary of the state unit, respectively, also attended the meeting in which various medico-legal aspects were discussed. Dr S.S. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, Mansa, presided over the meeting, according to a press note issued by Dr Ranjeet Singh, secretary of the local unit of the IMA.
BOYCOTT: Workers of Budhlada Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited, who have been observing an indefinite fast since June 1, have decided to boycott the Independence Day function. This was stated by the workers here on Thursday. They said no step had been taken by the state Government to redress their grievances.
SEMINAR HELD: The Balachaur unit of the Free Legal Services Authority organised a seminar on free legal service at DAV Senior Secondary School, about 20 km from here, on Thursday. Mr M.M. Aggarwal, District and Sessions Judge, Jalandhar, and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Nawanshahr, while presiding over the seminar stressed the need for involving NGOs in awareness drive to popularise free legal service schemes.
LAHAN SEIZED: The Balachaur police has seized 60 kg of lahan from Jhalman Singh of Mazara village, 15,180 ml of the English wine from Gulbachan Singh of Ludhiana and 12 bottles of English wine from Jit Kumar of Yamunanagar. Cases have been registered under Sections 61,1 and 14 of the Excise Act. The Pojewal police has seized 8,250 ml of wine from Tilak Raj of Bagguwal village and registered a case against him. This was stated by Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note here on Thursday.
DEMANDED: The local Municipal Subordinate Employees Union, at its meeting held here on Thursday, expressed resentment against the Badal government over its reported decision to abolish octroi. The union demanded that octroi employees should be adjusted in other departments on a priority basis before implementing the decision. This was stated by Mr Madan Lal Bhucher and Mr Major Singh, chairman and president of the union, respectively, in a press note.
VANAMAHOTSAVA: A vanamahotsava function was organised by the local branch of the State Bank of India at Guru Nanak College on Thursday. Mr A.L Joshi, Assistant General Manager of the bank, announced that in all 500 plants would be provided to the college. Of these, 150 were planted on the occasion. Mr Amarjit Paul, SDM, emphasised the benefits of plantation.
INTERNET VIRUS: Internet is afflicted by a virus called ‘Red Virus’. This was stated by Mr Manish Kaura, Director, E-Routes, here on Thursday. Internet users should not check unknown mails to ward off the virus, Mr Kaura said.
MEETING: The Punjab Home Guards Welfare Association said a meeting of the association members would be held on August 16 at Nehru Park here. Mr Gurmeet Singh, president of the association said the meeting would consider various demands of the association, including the grant of facilities on the police pattern.
KALA BHAVAN: The construction work of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Kala Bhavan at Punjabi University campus was started on Friday with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia performing the inaugural digging ceremony of the foundations. A university press note released here said the total covered area of the bhavan would be 17,000 square feet and that there would be an auditorium with a capacity of 450 persons on the ground floor.
APPOINTED: Mr G.C. Dhadwal has been appointed General Secretary of Chandigarh unit of the Nationalist Congress Party with immediate effect. POWER PRANKS: Residents of Central Government houses in Sector 46 have resented the erratic power supply in the area. The residents complained that for the past few days the power supply goes off in the evening to be restored only in the next morning. MEMORANDUM PRESENTED: A delegation of Panjab University fellows, including Dr S.S. Sangha, Dr R.P.S Josh and Ms Satinder Dhillon, met the Vice-Chancellor on Friday and presented a memorandum regarding the initiation of inter-college competitions in skills in teaching. These competitions aim at inspiring students and thus have skilled teachers in the profession. SAS NAGAR
POWER PRANKS: Residents of Central Government houses in Sector 46 have resented the erratic power supply in the area. The residents complained that for the past few days the power supply goes off in the evening to be restored only in the next morning.
MEMORANDUM PRESENTED: A delegation of Panjab University fellows, including Dr S.S. Sangha, Dr R.P.S Josh and Ms Satinder Dhillon, met the Vice-Chancellor on Friday and presented a memorandum regarding the initiation of inter-college competitions in skills in teaching. These competitions aim at inspiring students and thus have skilled teachers in the profession.
SIRSA SONEPAT PIPING CEREMONY: Himayoon Bhutani and Aalisha Aneja of Class XII were declared the best students at a piping ceremony of Jankidas Kapur Public School here on Thursday. Mr I.D. Chugh, Director of Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, inaugurated the ceremony. NO POWER: Resentment prevails among resident of Farmana village as there has been no power supply in the village for the past one week. PROCESSION HELD: Hundreds of farm labourers held a procession in support of their demands at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Thursday. They also held a massive demonstration in front of the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate and submitted a charter of demands to him for forwarding it to the Governor.
PIPING CEREMONY: Himayoon Bhutani and Aalisha Aneja of Class XII were declared the best students at a piping ceremony of Jankidas Kapur Public School here on Thursday. Mr I.D. Chugh, Director of Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, inaugurated the ceremony.
NO POWER: Resentment prevails among resident of Farmana village as there has been no power supply in the village for the past one week.
PROCESSION HELD: Hundreds of farm labourers held a procession in support of their demands at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Thursday. They also held a massive demonstration in front of the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate and submitted a charter of demands to him for forwarding it to the Governor.
CONDEMNED: The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Seconded Staff Union has urged the government not to hand over the Rampur hydroelectric project to the Nathpa-Jhakri Power Corporation until it resolves issues concerning board employees on secondment with the corporation. The union at its annual meeting held here on Wednesday condemned the management of the corporation for meting out a stepmotherly treatment to the staff seconded from the board.
IMPOSTOR HELD: The railway police arrested Arjun Chaudhry of C-558, Sarawati Bazar, Shakoor Basti, Delhi at the Kandaghat railway station on Wednesday for allegedly posing as an Indian Forest Officer. He had cheated Pawan Kumar of Sehar village by taking Rs 750 from him on the pretext of providing him a job in the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests. A case has been registered in this connection.
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